Public and Indian Housing


To provide and operate cost-effective, decent, safe and affordable dwellings for lower income families through an authorized local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The Department made available $3.73 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public housing units. Fiscal Year 2015: The Department projects to make available $3.73 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public housing units. Fiscal Year 2016: The Department projects to make available $3.83 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public housing units.
Housing Act of 1937, as amended; Omnibus Appropriations Act 2015, Public Law 111-8; Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-6.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public Housing Agencies established in accordance with State law are eligible. The proposed program must be approved by the local governing body. Pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, Indian Housing Authorities (IHAs) are no longer eligible for funding under the U.S. Housing Act (of 1937) or the Indian Housing Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Lower income families which include citizens or eligible immigrants. The term "Families" includes but is not limited to: (1) a family with or without children; (2) an elderly family (head, spouse, or sole member 62 years or older), (3) near elderly family (head, spouse, or sole member 50 years old but less than 62 years old); (4) a disabled family; (5) a displaced family; (6) the remaining member of a tenant family; or (7) a single person who is neither elderly, near-elderly, displaced, or a person with disabilities.
The applicant must support the application/proposal by furnishing data that the program is consistent with the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan (Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998). The PHA Plan is designed for both long-term and short-term strategies for addressing the housing needs of the community. The proposed program should demonstrate that it is responsive to the PHA Plan by identifying conditions of the housing stock in the community and the housing assistance needs of lower-income families (including the elderly, persons with disabilities, large families and those displaced or who will be displaced) residing in or expected to reside in the community. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. PHAs may submit a full proposal (HUD-52483-A) which includes, but is not limited to a project description, development method, offer of sale of real property, site information and financial feasibility pursuant to 24 CFR Part 941 and Handbook 7417.l REV-l and, if applicable, additional statutory or policy requirements governing the funds provided for the particular fiscal year. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
Usually the HUD Field Office Manager makes final decision to approve individual applications. Also, agencies must have Annual Contribution Contract and Cooperative Agreement.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 60 days from the deadline for applications for processing applications/proposals.
From 30 to 60 days.
From 30 to 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Operating subsidy funds are provided to PHAs to achieve and maintain adequate operating and maintenance service and reserve funds. Funds are made to PHAs based on the extent to which their projected total allowable expenses (as determined by formula) exceed their projected income (also as determined by formula) from rents and other sources. Use restricted to activities specified in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1937, Section 9 (e), Operating Fund.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Financial statements are required from PHAs annually. Submission of family report (HUD-50058) is required from PHAs.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Periodic fiscal, management, maintenance and energy audits.
Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Operating Fund, Part 24 CFR , Subpart 990.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Contributions made annually for up to 30 years for development and 20 years for modernization program reservations approved through September 30, 1986 for projects with permanent financing. Annual appropriations of capital funds for development and modernization started October 1, 1986. Projects funded with capital funds after October 1, 1986 will have contract terms of 40 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funding is provided based on submission of Opearing Fund calculation (Form HUD-52723 and HUD-52722).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. HUD Field Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV that has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located.
Headquarters Office
Shauna Sorrellls 451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 202.402.2769
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $3,735,441,693; FY 15 est $3,728,626,115; and FY 16 est $3,829,161,363
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $2,510 to $900,775,513; Average $1,423,394.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 990, 24 CFR 941, Handbook 7417.1 (Rev.-1) (Public Housing-Development Handbook), Handbook 7465.1 Rev-2. (Public Housing Occupancy: Admission).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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